Post # 1
So as you can see my wedding date is a little more than a year away. You know I’ve been getting comments from some family members that the wedding is too far away to start booking things and planning. Well now I got something to rub in their face. However, I am a little upset that my date is gone… So now I got 2 look at other Saturdays… Well, Fiance and I cannot do April 20th… its his sister’s b-day and we dont want to be celebrating our anniversaries on her b-day, especially when we all usually go out to eat together for her b-day and the last Sat is April 27th, well I was married once before to an abusive husband on the 27th (Not the same month) but I just prefer not to do the same date I married my ex on… So, that just leaves the 13th. I really didnt want to be celebrating my anniversaries on the 13th but, looks like Im going to! Ladies, what similar stories do you have regarding things happening like this?
Post # 3
@lindseyl06: I don’t have a similar story but I’ve been nagging my Fiance about booking since christmas (when we visited the venue). We’re not getting married until August 2013, so we have time but I would feel better if we booked, because we know for a fact which reception venue and church we are getting married in. But the guy at the venue said they “usually book 6 months in advance” so Fiance wants to wait and let the money collect interest. I’m hoping we book soon, so I don’t have to worry anymore!
Post # 4
Yes I know what you mean! I would at least try to come back to that venue the year before the wedding date to just check back.
Post # 5
We had a kind of similar thing happen…luckily, we had been in communication with our venue, but we hadn’t formally decided on a date but our venue gave us a heads up when someobody else was looking at the date! I think the 13th will be great!
Post # 6
Fiance said he will be ready to book 1 year in advance. So if the date isn’t available I’m going to yell at the guy who said it would be fine to wait :). Part of why we haven’t booked is we aren’t sure about a sat vs sun wedding. Right now we can only afford sun, but my dad is planning on helping, he just doesn’t know how much he is giving yet. I think if he decides to give the difference between a sat and sun wedding before August we will go ahead and book.
Post # 7
Also I’ve always liked the 13th. March 13th is our dating anniversary, so part of me was hoping we could get married on that day in August. But a Tuesday wedding would probably not work for most of our guests 😉
Post # 8
Our wedding isn’t until August 31st, 2013. We’ve already booked our reception venue, photographer, and getting ready to turn in our wedding planner contract!
Its definitely not too early. Sorry your date is booked. Is there a reason you are set on April?
Post # 9
VERY soon, we’re talking days, after my fiance proposed to me, we sat our wedding date…well…our 1st wedding date…it has since changed numerous times for the following reasons:
1. his cousin’s graduation day
2. his cousin’s alternate graduation day (in case of snow days)
3. date that my least favorite “aunt” with be in town (aka Aunt Flow :-[ )
4. My matron of honor’s marathon
5. My matron of honor’s wedding anniversary
THEN WE HAD TO WORRY ABOUT AND CONTEND WITH:
7. Best man’s family vacation
8. My grandparent’s wedding anniversary
IT’LL MAKE YOU CRAZY IF YOU LET IT!!!!! %-}
So I understand, kinda, what you’re talking about. It’s super stressful, but just remember, you can’t please everyone, and it’s really never too early to book! Best wishes!!!
Post # 10
Luckily this hasn’t happened to us, but I totally hear you about people thinking you’re doing things way too far in advance! I mean, we only got engaged last June and the wedding is this coming June and the WHOLE TIME my Fiance has been like, “are you sure we need to do this right now?” Bah!
Post # 11
I met Fiance on Friday the 13th, it’s a lucky day for love!
Post # 12
I think the 13th could be cute. You could always tease each other that despite all the bad luck, you’re made it together! 🙂
Post # 13
No WAY is that too far in advance. Our venue books up a year and a half in advance on Saturdays.
I actually decided to have our wedding on a Thursday. Because of this, it didn’t limit what date we could choose, and, because it is an “off season” day, we are saving over four grand at our ceremony and reception venue.
We thought the families would be against this,but we were pleasantly surprised. They are all just excited to have and excuse for a long weekend 🙂
Post # 14
OP, you are not too early! Book early for peace of mind . . . just make sure you are 100% sure you’ll stay with your original plan! 😉
Wow, and I thought I was the only one. Setting the date has been driving me nuts for the past 4 months. We finally booked our venue and church — literally *last night* — and I can’t even begin to say what a relief it is. Trying to coordinate with the schedules of key people we want in our wedding has been incredibly difficult and has caused me a great deal of stress because I just wanted to hurry up and start planning the wedding already!
Post # 15
I’m sorry that happened, but I think the 13th is great! 🙂 I might be biased on that, since our dating anniversary is August 13th 🙂
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
@lindseyl06: we got engaged this year on Friday the 13th (Jan), and will be getting married on Friday the 13th (July). Thinking about having black cats as the name cards, as a little joke about superstitions. 13 is one of his lucky numbers anyway, and I won’t have to worry about him forgetting when our anniversary is. 🙂
Many of the venues we talked to booked a year in advance. Sounds like you’ve decided on your venue- if you *have* to have a Saturday, book it NOW. Do you think in a year, you and your fiance could come up with the difference between Saturday & Sunday? Or what about a Friday?